In Dialogue 2014 An International Symposium

This call gives us all more notice than an evening stroll in London.
I hope you find it interesting, so many of the key themes seem to me to touch on our social working in dance.

Subject: CFP In Dialogue International Symposium 2014

In Dialogue International Symposium 2014
Call for Papers: application pack 2014

In Dialogue founded by Heather Connelly, Viviana Checchia and Rhiannon Jones.

In Dialogue 2014 – Co-curated by Rebecca Beinart, Heather Connellly, Steve Fossey, Rebecca Gamble and Rhiannon Jones.

Performance, papers, presentations and provocations

Thursday 2nd October – Saturday 4th October 2014, Nottingham, England

In Dialogue is a biannual International Symposium that questions how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice.  In Dialogue 2014 will take place across three sites in Nottingham from Thursday 2nd October – Saturday 4th October 2014. It is hosted by Nottingham Contemporary (day 1 and 2), Backlit (evening of day 2) and Primary (day 3).   In Dialogue is a series of interdisciplinary events including presentations, discussions, communal meals, open mic sessions, live music and performance/live art showcases taking place across each of the hosting venues. Our aim is to create a dialogue between the different applications and understandings of the term In Dialogue, considering differences, commonalities, and how diverse approaches to understanding and articulating the theme can lead to new ways of thinking and making.

In Dialogue encourages experimentation through interaction in the form of presentations, discussions, art works, performances and workshops. We welcome considerations on the themes below, although this list is by no means exhaustive:

*   Dialogue as knowledge and production

*   Dialogue as artistic and curatorial process

*   Interactive and collaborative dialogic practice

*   Dialogic bodies: haptic communication, gestures and exchange

*   Dialogue as an embodied methodology

*   Motivations for participatory & dialogical practice locally situated

*   Agendas of institutions in promoting engagement

*   Reflections on power relations and how collective practice is authored.

Applicants are encouraged to respond to the call in a number of ways.  We welcome presentations that may take the following forms:

•             Live online presentations

•             Screenings

•             Skype or other mediated means from overseas

•             Testing out of new works through open mic platforms and other forums.

•             Performance works

•             PAR work in progress

•             Academic papers

•             Workshops

The Call:

Speakers will be selected by application to the open call for performances, papers, presentations etc.  All delegates must be able to participate in all days of the symposium.

Deadline for proposals: 19th May 2014

Notification of acceptance:  6th June 2014

We are looking for challenging and creative responses to the themes and contexts outlined above and welcome proposals that respond to, and intervene in, the structure of the symposium.  With this in mind we invite ideas on how make use of the various spaces, the coffee breaks and the journeys between venues etc.

Applications should be sent to<>, and further information can be found<>. For more information about the hosting venues please visit their websites.

*When submitting your application please use the form below and email with the subject heading:  YOUR NAME: APPLICATION FORM FOR IN DIALOGUE 2014

In Dialogue 2014 : Application Form

Contact email:

Contact Number:

Your Website (if appropriate):

1.            Artist Statement/research context (no more than 250 words):
2.            Info: (are you a Postgraduate Student, Artist, Lecturer, Curator etc.)
3.            Where you are based?
4.            Outline of your particular interest in dialogue? (250 words)
5.            Project proposal/abstract: (maximum 500 words)
6.            Preferred site (if any) and rationale:
7.            Equipment required: (please note we have limited resources and no funding for production etc).
8.            Supporting info web links or images (max 5 @ 72 dpi)

Best wishes,
The In Dialogue team